If you or a loved one are involved in a serious car or motorcycle accident, it’s important to call our firm as quickly as possible. We can meet with you at your home in or in the hospital and quickly assess:
Accident scenes may need to be investigated, measured and documented before changes may be made. Often times the vehicles involved in the crash — cars, trucks or motorcycles — may need to be inspected, documented and even stored and preserved. Our firm can make arrangements for these important tasks. The last thing you want to do is to settle a property claim and allow the vehicle to be taken by the insurance company and disposed of as scrap only to learn that the vehicle needed to be evaluated for your case.
Law enforcement may be involved in documenting the accident. Obtaining a copy of the police report can be important for insurance claims and legal actions.
Collection of evidence, interviews and statements of witnesses all help to determine who is at fault in an accident. This can impact insurance claims and potential legal actions.
If there was damage to your vehicle or other property, depending on liability, we will coordinate compensation for repairs or replacement.
Insurance Claims and Negotiations
Depending on facts and circumstances, we may need to file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company and/or your insurance company for underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage. The process can involve providing details of the accident, such as the location, time, and any relevant medical documentation or evidence. We will guide this process to your benefit and to avoid any prejudice to a lawsuit should it be decided to proceed in that manner.
Statute of Limitations
Do not delay in contacting legal counsel! There is a strict time limit within which you must file a legal claim in a court of law. In West Virginia and Ohio, with some limited exceptions, the time limit is 2 years from the date of accident.